Aaron Carter's Cause of Death Revealed as an Accident | E! News
A coroner's report released on Tuesday said that singer and rapper Aaron Carter drowned in his bathtub after taking sedatives and inhaling gas from spray cleaners. The two drugs put him to sleep in the tub and caused him to drown.
Carter, the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, was found dead in the bathtub of his home in Lancaster, California, on November 5, an autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said. He was 34 years old.
Sheriff's deputies were the last people to see Carter alive. They went to his house on November 4 at 2am to check on his well-being after he was seen and heard "huffing" an inhalant on an Instagram live video. A police report was included in the autopsy results. When he told them to leave, they did.
The sedative alprazolam, which is often sold under the brand name Xanax, and the compressed gas difluoroethane were both found in his system. According to the report, difluoroethane is "a gas commonly used as a propellant in air spray cleaners," which "can induce feelings of euphoria when inhaled."
The report said that the two drugs made him unable to get out of the tub and caused him to drown. Carter's body was dissected the day after he died, but the results were kept secret while toxicology tests were done. These tests can take months.
Carter began his career by opening for the boy band Backstreet Boys on a number of tours and concerts. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he sold millions of copies of his four albums. The first one came out when he was only nine years old. He opened for acts like Britney Spears and his brother's boy band.
Carter was the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. He was a child star and international pop star whose biggest hits included "I Want Candy," "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," and "That's How I Beat Shaq." Carter went on tour with the Backstreet Boys and had a successful solo career. He put out his first album when he was only nine years old.
Aaron's Party (Come Get It), his second album, came out in 2000 and sold three million copies. The relationship between the former child star and his family got worse as he got older. He filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and went to rehab several times.
He also played roles on TV shows like Lizzie McGuire and House of Carters. He also appeared on Dancing With the Stars. Carter had been open about his drug problems for years. In 2019, he talked about his problems with inhalants on the talk show The Doctors.
He had a lot of problems. He went to rehab more than once and filed for bankruptcy in 2013 because he owed millions of dollars in debt, most of which was from taxes. He also got into trouble with the law several times for having drugs and driving recklessly. During the interview, he also said that he took medicine for severe anxiety and bipolar disorder.